Today Bryan G. Pfeifer, an organizer with WI BOPM, his attorney and allies attended a pre-trial hearing at the Milwaukee Municipal Court regarding a municipal citation issued for Pfeifer August 26. Pfeifer was cited for resisting/obstructing an officer while protesting Scott Walker August 26, 2011 at Messmer school in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Pfeifer is fighting the citation because they are bogus and are an attempt to put a chill against the progressive political movement. Pfeifer is also a journalist and was documenting the police harassment of protesters on August 26.
For case background, updates and information, please see above flyer. If you can help pack the court Dec. 6 and/or spread the word thank you. Please also consider making a much needed contribution for legal fees and other costs related to this case-just click on the Pay Pal button on the right hand side of this page. If you want to send a check or money order contact us directly and we’ll assist in making arrangements for this: firstname.lastname@example.org / 313-559-7074. Thank you.
See full details at the Occupy Appleton Facebook page
OCCUPY APPLETON at City Park
500 East Franklin Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Friday, Nov. 4: 24/7 occupation kicks off at 3 p.m. / If you plan on camping please come earlier if you can. / Live Music & More
Saturday, Nov. 5: March on Banks, Open Mic night & more
Saturday, Nov. 6: 3:15 p.m. Packer game live on projector.
From a FIST organizer in North Carolina:
This afternoon, info began going around that state capitol police had given ultimatum to Occupy Raleigh to remove all their stuff from the encampment site on the sidewalk before 3pm or else the cops would raid the site and take all the stuff out. Call NC State Capitol police to defend the occupation. The number is 919-733-4646.
UPDATE AS OF ABOUT 4 PM OCT 28: 8 people were arrested, including an elderly woman with disabilities, for sitting on the sidewalk. Some of those arrested at October 15 action were among those arrested this time too.
Folks have moved to jail and we are rallying outside now. There’s about 20-25 people here now, some are still over at the occupation site.
Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland. The demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation, which was shut down earlier in the day. At least one person was critically injured, 24 year old Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was struck in the face with a projectile launched by police.
In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of over 85 protesters, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has called for a Mass Day of Action and a General Strike in Oakland to take place on Wednesday November 2nd.
We support Oakland’s call. In the wake of the violence used by the police in Oakland, also in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver,Boston, New York and elsewhere, we are asking students and community organizations, unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations and individuals across the country to take to the streets in solidarity. Defend Oakland! Defend all the occupations!
Bail Out the People Movement, Labor-Community Forum/South Bronx Community Congress; May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition, Council on American Islamic Relations, New York Chapter (CAIR-NY); United National Antiwar Coalition; The Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY (Majlis Ash-Shura) Social Justice Committee; SEIU Local 32BJ* Latino Caucus – Ed Figueroa-Chair; Charles Jenkins, VP Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Larry Hales, New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts; Mike Eilenfeldt-Delegate-NYC Central Labor Council* Ramsey Clark – Awarded UN Human Rights Award, former U.S. Attorney General, FrantzMendes, Pres. United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union.
#OccupyNashville has been given 24hrs to disband or be evicted by the Police. Let the following people know that you support the occupation. We are the 99%!
Mayor of Nashville (Karl Dean) (615) 862-6000 email@example.com
TN Govenor (Bill Haslam) 615-741-2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Police (Steve Anderson) 615-862-7301 email@example.com
12 p.m. Rally & March, Lincoln Park, Milwaukee
1301 W. Hampton Avenue
(W. Hampton & North Green Bay Avenue)
Sponsored by Occupy Milwaukee
Flyer (please distribute and post widely)